USA South Carolina Coastal South Carolina Folly Beach Listing #49601

The Lighthouse Keeper - Folly Beach, SC

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7 reviews
Max. occupancy: 13 4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms No pets 
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Oceanfront Gem w/ Ocean View, Private Deck & Loft - Walk to Downtown Folly Beach

Open and airy with stellar views of the ocean, this three-level home is ready to welcome you to the beach! You'll be blown away by the number of windows that let natural light into the living room, enhanced by the vaulted ceilings. Soak in views of the water and the dunes just behind the house from the great room, the two main bedrooms, and the partially covered deck, and enjoy your very own path to the beach and an outdoor shower to welcome you back.

If you're feeling like barbecuing, the private gas grill outside has a great view with plenty of outdoor seating to allow everyone to take in the Folly sunset. But if indoor cooking is more your thing, the full kitchen features a French door fridge, a natural gas stove, a Keurig for your morning coffee, and a kitchen island with three counter stools, all close to the oversize main dining table. The entire home is cooled by central air conditioning.

When it's time to settle in for bed, you'll have plenty of options to choose from. The first-floor main bedroom features lovely ocean views, a private deck entrance, and an en suite bathroom with double sinks, a standalone shower, and a soaking tub. A second first-floor bedroom is just to the left of the front door and features a ceiling fan, a double-door closet, and a multi-window view of palm trees and the neighborhood. The full bathroom with a standalone shower at the opposite end of the hallway will serve the guests of this bedroom. Upstairs, everyone can enjoy the loft space with a mounted flatscreen TV and casual seating while still gazing out at the ocean. The third bedroom is right next door and features a ceiling fan with a neighborhood view across the entire island to the Folly River. The fourth and final bedroom (essentially a second main bedroom) features a lovely private balcony with a wide beach view, multiple windows that provide plenty of natural light, and a ceiling fan. This room includes a private entrance to the second-floor bathroom, which has double sinks and a shower/tub combination. A sofabed in the loft, an extra rollaway bed, and hair dryers are provided for your ease and convenience.

What's nearby:
In addition to being just steps from the beach, this home is only three blocks from the Folly Pier. You'll be close to restaurants like the Crab Shack, Jack of Cups Saloon, and Rita's Seaside Grille (all half a mile away). Take a tour by boat or kayak at Flipper Finders Boat & Sea Kayak Tours, just under one mile from the home. The Morris Lighthouse Heritage Preserve is a short ride to the eastern end of the island, looking out on the historic lighthouse that protected the entrance to Charleston Harbor. All that downtown Charleston has to offer is 12 miles away as well.

Things to know:
Free high-speed WiFi
Covered parking
Full kitchen (with a dishwasher)
Private boardwalk to beach
Outdoor shower
There are beach chairs, toys, and umbrellas available
The main en suite shower features a fixed and handheld showerhead
A sofabed in the loft provides extra sleeping capacity
*Guests may use an elevator to go from the carport to the main floor. It does not go up to the top floor of the home.

This property is managed by Vacasa South Carolina LLC.

Parking Notes: There is parking available for four cars underneath the home.

City/town permit number: LIC-3-21-251382

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.



High chair



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

Kitchen & dining






Water view



Internet : Comcast



Wireless router


Step-free Access

Nearby activities & attractions



Gas grill : Private



Beach chairs


Parking & access


7 reviews

ERIC K. Aug 2021
The lighthouse keeper was an amazing place to stay for our beach vacation. It's a great spot on Folly, close enough to the restaurants and Bert's market, but removed enough that it's still quiet and relaxing. The home was clean and had everything we needed. Even on a rainy day, it still felt like a beach day. Our kids took surfing lessons and rented a couple of boards and had an absolutely blast. We'll be renting this home again.
Crystal W. Jun 2021
House was beautiful and perfect location.
Lisa D. Jun 2021
The house is spacious, beds comfortable. View is the best! Right on the beach with all the things your family needs for a wonderful vacation in the beach. Recommend wearing shoes on the deck due to splinters! we had to get a few out of feet!
Gladys H. May 2021
We enjoyed our stay. The rooms we're spacious. The view from the deck was amazing. The first challenge is the elevator if you need to use it. It kept locking up on us and we had to troubleshoot it to open its doors. The second issue was the VIZIO tv. The image and picture quality was very poor. We tried to calibrate it to many different settings, but were quite unsuccessful. It seems the tv needs to be upgraded. Otherwise it was a very pleasant stay.
Manager response:
Hi, Gladys! Thank you for letting us know about your visit. The elevator has been serviced, and we will be inspecting the TV. We hope to see you again!
Kathleen D. May 2021
This was the perfect house for a girls weekend! It was well stocked with kitchen items, soaps, detergents, towels, linens, beach items, etc. Everything was very clean and well updated! Plenty of space! It was a close walk to Center St. and of course the best part, the BEACH! Amazing panoramic views! Thank you for the memories!!
Glenn C. Apr 2021
House was great, very clean and well stocked. Spacious as pictured. Beds were comfy. Easy walk to Folly strip and private access to beach right off the deck made for convenient surfboard transport.

Claude S. Apr 2021
We loved the location of this house. It is right on the beach, and a quick 4 blocks to Center Street with shops and restaurants. If you need to use the elevator, get instructions from the office prior to arrival. It is confusing. Otherwise, it was a perfect stay and would return.